The Minnesota Vikings will play the rest of the season without promising rookie cornerback Mike Hughes. He is headed to IR.
Hughes injured his knee in yesterday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals. After the game, it was reported that the Vikings feared the 2018 first-round pick tore his ACL.
This afternoon, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the bad news. Hughes did tear the ACL in his left knee.
Coach Zimmer confirms Mike Hughes tore his ACL yesterday and will go on IR. pic.twitter.com/1dzJpJoe3V
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 15, 2018
You can see the play where Hughes was injured below. He clearly gets his leg caught up and it buckles at an awkward angle.
— Talon (@tjohnso6) October 14, 2018
Hughes was having a stellar rookie season before getting hurt. In six games, he made 22 tackles, broken up three passes and returned an interception for a touchdown.
The 3-2-1 Vikings will take a two-game win streak to MetLife Stadium next weekend to face the 3-3 New York Jets.